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  • How to pack for a year abroad

    What to pack

    Trying to fit a whole year of your life into just one or two suitcases can be a daunting task, so we’ve compiled a list of the most important bits you’ll need for your time in Vienna, to make life a little easier for you!


  • Packing list

    Essentials

    • ·         Passport
    • ·         Boarding pass
    • ·         Cash (take out enough Euros to get you through the first week before you open up an Austrian bank account)
    • ·         Copies of all important documents – passport, insurance, birth certificate
    • ·         Any credit or debit cards
    • ·         Student ID
    • ·         Driver’s licence
    • ·         EHIC/health insurance card
    • ·         Phone (remember your Austrian SIM card!)
    • ·         Camera
    • ·         Laptop/tablet
    • ·         Chargers and hard drive
    • ·         Plug adaptors
    • ·         Emergency contact list
    • ·         Travel itinerary
    • ·         Medication/prescriptions including birth control
    • ·         Music player and headphones
    • ·         Water bottle
    • ·         Bed linen, if it isn’t provided


    Toiletries

    • ·         Deodorant
    • ·         Shampoo/conditioner
    • ·         Soap/shower gel
    • ·         Toothbrush
    • ·         Toothpaste
    • ·         Moisturiser
    • ·         Face wipes
    • ·         Make-up
    • ·         Hairbrush/comb + hair clips and ties
    • ·         Nail clippers
    • ·         Tweezers
    • ·         Razor
    • ·         Sunscreen
    • ·         Contact lenses and solution
    • ·         Glasses and glasses case
    • ·         Sunglasses
    • ·         Tampons/pads
    • ·         Towel


    Clothes

    Try and pick clothes that you can layer up and that you can mix and match!

    • ·         Shoes (trainers, formal, sandals etc.)
    • ·         Underwear (boxers, bras etc.)
    • ·         Socks/tights
    • ·         T-Shirts/tank-tops
    • ·         Long-sleeve shirts
    • ·         Trousers/Jeans
    • ·         Skirts/dresses
    • ·         Jumpers
    • ·         Pyjamas
    • ·         Swimming costume
    • ·         Formal attire
    • ·         Work out outfit
    • ·         Gloves, hats and scarves
    • ·         Winter coat
    • ·         Light jacket
    • ·         Jewellery
    • ·         Optional: skiing clothes


    Miscellaneous

    • ·         Bag/backpack for day-to-day
    • ·         Going out bag
    • ·         German dictionary
    • ·         FLH welcome package
    • ·         Journal/diary
    • ·         Umbrella
    • ·         Travel guide
    • ·         Room to bring stuff home (if possible!)